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Congresul Internationel de Fotosinteza

Cel mai important congres international din domeniul fotosintezei si domenii conexe.

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Transcription of a “silent” cyanobacterial psbA gene is induced by microaerobic conditions

Cyanobacteria, contrary to higher plants, have a small psbA gene family encoding the reaction centre D1 protein subunit of photosystem II, the first macromolecular pigment-protein complex of the photosynthetic electron transport chain. Modulation of expression of multiple psbA genes in the family allows cyanobacteria to adapt to changing environmental conditions. To date, two different strategies for regulation of the psbA genes have emerged. One,

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Cyanobacterial psbA families in Anabaena and Synechocystis encode trace, constitutive and UVB induced D1 isoforms.

protein (in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803), or to exchange the constitutive D1:1 protein to an alternate D1:2 isoform (in Synechococcus sp. PCC7942). To define more general patterns of cyanobacterial psbA expression, we applied moderately photoinhibitory UVB to Anabaena sp. PCC7120 and tracked the expression of its five psbA genes. psbAI, encoding a D1:1 protein isoform characterized by a Gln130, represented the majority of the psbA transcript pool under

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The psbA gene family responds differentially to light and UVB stress in Gloeobacter violaceus PCC 7421, a deeply divergent cyanobacterium

Gloeobacter violaceus PCC 7421 is a slow-growing cyanobacterium which lacks thylakoid membranes, but whose five-membered psbA gene family encodes three isoform variants of the PsbA (D1) reaction center protein of Photosystem II. Under standard culture conditions Gloeobacter exhibits photosystem II electron transport, but several clear modifications in the redox potential of key cofactors bound by the PsbA protein are manifested in the flash-fluorescence

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